Thursday, December 6, 2012


Foothill Athletic Club

There aren’t many real swimmers in this sports club so when Aram came flying next to my lane, the primordial instinct to compete kicked in, but my breaststroke was no match to his butterfly. Shame! “I’m Armenian.” He said. Yerevan?” I asked. “Actually I was born in Persia.” Here we go again. Persia (now unglamorously Iran) used to be very good friends with America during the reign of the Shah, before the Iranian Revolution and before the Ayatollah came into power. To avoid prejudice and bias many choose to hide their true identity, just like Aram. "Wanna race?" "Hell yeah!"

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